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The Day after Oblivion

Narrated by: Joe Barrett
Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (106 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

And so it begins....

In the United States, the Department of Defense and the NSA computer networks have been hacked. A nuclear-armed CIA drone has lost all flight control. North Korea...Iran...Russia...and soon the gates of Hell will open.

Defcon 1 - Full Scale Nuclear War

Humanity's most terrifying nightmare has become reality. Bombs are detonated, missiles are launched, counterstrikes are ordered, and within minutes, untold thousands of megatons have left countless millions dead or dying. Devastation of biblical proportions has fallen over the land...and the USA has been hit the hardest.

Now the survivors are on their own....

The death toll is incalculable. Following the devastation, there is no law, no power, no communication. But there are survivors. And now the real battle begins, on the ground, hand to hand, person to person. Can those who remain survive long enough to rebuild a world...or will it just take a little longer for them to die?

©2018 Tim Washburn (P)2018 Tantor

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Typical cookie cutter story

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

This book was average. Nothing truly imaginative. The typical, bad thing happens and the majority of the world goes mad max almost overnight. I could of use a little more character development or story. Overall, average.

Would you be willing to try another book from Tim Washburn? Why or why not?

I would give Washburn another try. His writing style is excellent and flows well and is easy to listen too.

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Almost quit twice, turned out not bad.

The beginning of this book almost had me quit it. The scenario and unfolding of the nuclear attack is dubious, the military terminology and procedure incorrect in multiple ways, (some of this was the narrators fault in how he read certain things line coordinates, azimuthal, and abbreviations) and spends too much time on non-central characters.

However, the main characters as they travel across nuked America grabbed me just enough to finish. Also a could portion of the book is around central and western Oklahoma where I am from, and so that kept me slightly hooked.

Not bad, not great.

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Narrator annoys but doesn’t unravel solid story

Overall, this is well worth your time. The story is interesting and the structure allows for a wide view of post-apocalypse life. However, the idea of one narrator attempting to portray every character almost drives the listener away. Particularly irritating is the fact that within the span of a few seconds, he alternates between male and female voices. C’mon people, feel free to hire at least two narrators, one of each sex. By the end of the story I felt a strong urge to work a spin kick off the forehead of this guy. Having said that, the storyline is solid, if not predictable with all of the typical one dimensional post-apocalypse characters present. I would have liked to have seen more conflicted souls rather than pure evil or pure goodness. It is worth your time, but don’t expect it to deviate from a well worn story arc. I give this story three-and-a-half stars out of five.

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Robert's Review

I highly RECOMMEND this book. It's a great adventure book. Narrator is great, keeps the listeners entertained.
A must have for your collection.

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Purdy good

it was ok. kinda hard to keep track of the people in the story. ok

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very good book.

this book makes you realize how bad the world would be if there was a nuclear war.

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Awesome read!

Gripping, compelling! Realistic with great plot and character development. Was left wanting for more. Terrific!

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I liked the story

The book was good and was well written. The narrator had a wispy voice that at time made you play with volume control. Also the story with its bouncing back and forth story line almost made me want to end the book, but I’m glade that I didn’t do that.

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It ain't no 1 second after.

Story line is slow at first, then picks up pace pretty quick.
It almost felt like a old wooden rollercoaster being bounced around from story line to story line so often. Overall, great book and couldn't stop listening to it. I'd definitely buy it again and listen to anything Joe Barrett narrates.

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Great book

Loved the book kept me interested the whole way! Great interaction between all the characters .